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  • Discovered by producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory while appearing in a Regent Park production of William Shakespeare's Richard III.
  • Made her big-screen debut opposite Anthony Hopkins in the Merchant-Ivory period drama Surviving Picasso (1995).
  • First met her husband, model-turned-plastic surgeon Martin Kelly, when she was 15, but didn't start dating until 10 years later.
  • Following appearances in the miniseries Revelations (2005) and The Company (2007), landed her first regular TV role with Showtime's comedy series Californication.
  • Often donates money earned from acting and modeling jobs to her late husband's charity, Face the World, which provides surgery for children with facial deformities and injuries.
  • Wrote After You: Letters of Love, and Loss, to a Husband and Father, which was published in 2010 after her husband died suddenly in 2008.


  • Mike Taylor — Father
  • Rex — Son
  • Theo — Son
  • Otis — Son
  • Noreen Taylor — Mother
  • Roy Greenslade — Stepfather
  • Martin Kelly — Husband (deceased)
  • Damon McElhone — Brother


  • The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London, England (1993)


  • Birth Name: Natascha Taylor
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Birthday: March 23, 1971, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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